Chunky Shrapnel

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are screening their live film in UK cinemas
By Alex James Taylor | Music | 7 December 2022

Photography by Jamie Wdziekonski

Since forming in 2010, Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have released over twenty studio records alongside fourteen live records and multiple compilations, remixes and singles. Prolific is an understatement. And the quality matches the quantity, creating swirling genre-pushing works that play riot with sound and texture.

The band’s latest venture sees them announce UK cinema run of their full-length concert film, Chunky Shrapnel. Described as “a musical road movie dipped in turpentine”, the film follows the band on their 2019 tour of Europe and the UK in support of their record, Infest the Rats’ Nest. Shot by John Angus Stewart and featuring a score by the band’s frontman Stu Mackenzie, the film captures the band’s incendiary live performances – if you’ve ever seen them live, you’ll know the frenetic joy the band whip up, leaving audiences drenched in sweat and delight.

With Chunky Shrapnel screening in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London across this month, King Gizzard have also announced two nights at Brixton Academy in March and a three-hour marathon show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl later in the year – so you can experience the euphoria of a King Gizzard gig first-hand.

See full screening details here.

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